Because Songs Matter

Yearly archives for 2008

FOLLOW-UP: MORE ON THE MILES OF MUSIC CLOSING…

FOLLOW-UP: MORE ON THE MILES OF MUSIC CLOSING…

Like many other blogs and web sites on the internet, I wrote about the sudden closing of Miles of Music with a tone of sadness. As I said at the time, I always felt better about myself after buying cds from M.O.M. and had even grown to view their notoriously slow shipping as an endearing […]

LUCERO MESSAGE BOARD NOVEMBER COMPILATION

LUCERO MESSAGE BOARD NOVEMBER COMPILATION

It’s been a few months since I wrote about the monthly compilations we put together over on the Lucero message board but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been doing them. As always, you can head over to the Lucero message board for some dialog on why each song was submitted and while you’re there you […]

NEWS: DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL '09 DATES SET

NEWS: DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL '09 DATES SET

It’s time to start marking your calendars and saving your change because Deep Blues Festival ’09 is happening and the dates have been set. Here is the info from the Deep Blues Official Site: The dates will be Wednesday July 15th through Sunday July 19th. The festival will be in Minneapolis MN.  The Wednesday show […]

WOW! I JUST SAID "THAT'S AWESOME" ABOUT A BUSH MOVE:

WOW! I JUST SAID "THAT'S AWESOME" ABOUT A BUSH MOVE:

Per The Drudge Report who was quoting The Times Online: John Edward Forte, a Grammy Award-winning rapper, is arguably the best known of those pardoned. He was arrested at Newark International Airport in 2000 after being found with a briefcase containing $1.4m of cocaine and was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Forte, who has […]

SOA'S ROCK REPORT: GHOULTOWN @ CZAR

SOA'S ROCK REPORT: GHOULTOWN @ CZAR

I will admit that prior to seeing them live I was not familiar with Ghoultown.  I was kinda familiar with the two opening acts, having seen Zombie Dragstrip Hookers once before and having seen Gen with the Genitorturers a handful of times, but I knew zipola about Ghoultown. We arrived near the end of ZDH’s […]

THE ROCK REPORT: THE BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES @ DAVE'S AQUA LOUNGE

THE ROCK REPORT: THE BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES @ DAVE'S AQUA LOUNGE

The folks who run the Creative Loafing music site want me to get these out pretty quickly after the show and the truth is, I wanted to do a show recap yesterday but I couldn’t formulate coherent thoughts or actions. When I slithered out of bed Wednesday morning I wasn’t sure if I was still […]

ROCK OF LOVE: CHARM SCHOOL: BITCH PUT DOWN THE DRINK EDITION!

ROCK OF LOVE: CHARM SCHOOL: BITCH PUT DOWN THE DRINK EDITION!

Okay. I asked if people were interested in me doing these and then never actually started. I have a decent excuse…I promise. See, my in-laws came in from Honduras and we weren’t watching the show…but! we were recording them and over the weekend I got caught up and I’m ready to start writing about this […]

K.C. McKANZIE – HAMMER & NAILS

K.C. McKANZIE – HAMMER & NAILS

I was turned onto K.C. McKanzie via the Chicago based blog Songs:Illinois. He called her “Berlin’s answer to Gillian Welch.” Now I can not tell a lie, the very mention of Gillian Welch in reference to another singer is one sure fire way to get me to listen, and Craig’s post was no different. He […]

THE SUMNER BROTHERS – THE SUMNER BROTHERS

THE SUMNER BROTHERS – THE SUMNER BROTHERS

When I wrote about The Sumner Brothers debut album, In The garage, I talked about how cool life is in the modern internet age. We’re quite lucky these days that anyone with the desire can seek out and discover these little gems a complete continent away. And make no mistake, The Sumner Brothers are just […]

30 YEARS AGO TODAY:

30 YEARS AGO TODAY:

Jonestown was the informal name for the “Peoples Temple Agricultural Project”, an intentional community in northwestern Guyana formed by the Peoples Temple, a cult from California led by Jim Jones. It became internationally notorious in November of 1978, when 918 people died in the settlement as well as in a nearby airstrip and in Georgetown, […]